Films / Programs


Showcases are gems that are handpicked by our programmers from the hundreds of outstanding films at this year's Festival. From Brazil, France, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S., these programs offer a kaleidoscope of characters and stories, all sure to entertain.

  • Children of God

    Children of God

    Bahamas , 2010 , 104 min. Two young Bahamian men on the path to out-of-the-closet self-respect are shadowed by a nasty current of outspoken homophobia in this tender, tough and touching drama. Billy and Aaron explores the life of openly gay 1940s jazz composer Billy Strayhorn. Text Voting Codes: Billy and Aaron: S570 Children of God: F133... Read more
  • Elvis & Madona

    Elvis & Madona

    Brazil , 2009 , 105 min. A working-class transwoman with ambitious plans for her cabaret career and a bourgeoisie dyke photographer who wants to change the world eat up the streets of Copacabana with their passionate affair. Text Voting Code: F134... Read more
  • Hideaway


    France , 2009 , 88 min. Centered on the complicated, tender relationship between a pregnant woman and a gay man, Frameline Award-winner François Ozon’s lean, elegant film explores the intricacies of family history — and shows how love can transcend labels, boundaries and bloodlines. Text Voting Code: F112... Read more
  • I Killed My Mother

    I Killed My Mother

    Canada , 2009 , 100 min. A Cannes favorite, writer-director Xavier Dolan delivers a non-traditional, gay coming-of-age story with I Killed My Mother: a complex, semi-autobiographical drama about a teenager’s love/hate relationship with his mom.... Read more
  • The Owls

    The Owls

    USA , 2010 , 67 min. Cheryl Dunye's newest feature, The Owls, gets tense when the arrival of a stranger exposes the enormous secret of a group of longtime friends. Dunye and Guinevere Turner are just two of the big names behind this collective filmmaking project. Text Voting Code: F104... Read more
  • The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

    The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

    New Zealand , 2009 , 84 min. A documentary escapade about this pair of yodeling, lesbian, comedian, activist twin sisters. The Topp Twins who have captured the hearts of their home country, New Zealand, and became national treasures. Text Voting Code: D325... Read more

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